Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I spotted these in Wellington store, Swonderful... I've been weighing up whether it's nuts to buy things for my daughter she can't wear for two years, but that's how much I love them! Patches seem like the ideal addition to leggings or tights... it's not just that they are super cute, oh no. They also let your little one scramble about without getting scrapes. SpiltMILK design and make all their stylish and functional clothing in New Zealand. I love the colours... all fairly unisex. This lovely cardigan with little heart-print patches is made from merino wool so it will be toasty warm.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sticky wall art

I love this amazing hundreds and thousands wall graphic for the little one's nursery. Sticky Tiki are based in New Zealand and have come up with some seriously lovely (and very reasonably priced) mural kits which they make to order. Many have a pacific feel which makes them stand out from the crowd, among them this amazing pohutukawa tree design... you can't get more kiwi than that. Imagine getting one of these as a shower gift... beautiful and certainly more memorable than a onesie.

Dangle and drape gym and tent by Haba

I have to admit that I have the typical brightly coloured fabric and plastic bulk standard play gym for my daughter... but as much as she loves it, it is a bit of an eye sore. If you're seeking an alternative the Haba gym is a bit more aesthetically pleasing and it has the added bonus of converting into a teepee when your little one is too big for the play gym activities. I don't know which the baby would prefer but this certainly looks like fun.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dream trikes

I. LOVE. THESE. TRIKES. They are on my fantasy wish list but I'm frightened to find out if they ship to New Zealand because I don't trust myself. I have visions of myself effortlessly pedalling my daughter around town collecting groceries and running errands. But seriously, I live in Wellington! The city of hills... but still... they are pretty. If I could choose I'd grab the Johnny Loco version (above) but the Nihola scores well on the safety/ease of use tests.

Origami birds and summer overalls

I started looking for things to decorate my little one's nursery when I was pregnant. I didn't know if I was having a boy or a girl and whilst I'm not a major stickler for specific colours for boys or girls I didn't want anything too gender specific. Free Range Baby work out of Wellington, NZ making the most gorgeous small runs of clothes for ages zero to three years along with amazing little decorative items. They use a lot of vintage and reclaimed fabrics to make the pieces and I love these origami birds and think they look amazing dangling over the crib.
I'm currently eyeing up these lovely summery overalls.